NNPA News Service and Trice Edney News Wire Establish Partnership to Empower the Black Press

Dr. Benjamin Chavis,
Dr. Benjamin Chavis,

NNPA News Service and Trice Edney News Wire Establish Partnership to Empower the Black Press

WASHINGTON, DC) - Approaching

the 190th anniversary of the 1827

founding of the Black Press, the News

Wire Service of the National Newspaper

Publishers Association (NNPA), a national

trade association of more than 211 Blackowned

newspapers, has become the

chief subscriber of the 6-year-old Trice

Edney News Wire in a partnership that

aims to strengthen and empower Black

newspapers across the country.

“Toward the fulfillment of the

strategic objective of significantly

increasing the original content distributed

by the NNPA News Wire Service for use

by our member publishers across the

nation, we are pleased to align and subscribe to the Trice

Edney News Wire ,” said NNPA President/CEO Benjamin

F. Chavis, Jr. “This arrangement will provide a timely

additional benefit to the NNPA,” Chavis emphasized.

The groundbreaking arrangement is viewed as an

important strategic move to fortify the Black Press of

America that continues its historic and contemporary

leadership for freedom, justice and equality in the United

States and throughout the world.

“I am honored that the leadership of NNPA, known

as the Black Press of America, has decided to subscribe to

the Trice Edney News Wire on behalf of all of its member

newspapers,” said Hazel Trice Edney, an award-winning

30-year veteran of the Black Press, founder of the Trice

Edney News Wire and former Washington Correspondent

and editor-in-chief of the NNPA News Service. “Despite

significant gains in our quest for racial justice in America,

the vestiges of racism and White supremacy still

ravage every spectrum of our communities. We

at the Trice Edney News Wire look forward to

serving NNPA under our mantra - ‘provocative,

empowering, unapologetically Black’ - by adding

to their already powerful daily and weekly

offerings of news and commentary.”

“Hazel Trice Edney is not a stranger to

the NNPA and we welcome once again the

opportunity to work with her in a joint venture

that will enhance content offerings for NNPA

publishers and editors,” said NNPA Chair Denise

Rolark Barnes.

Through the subscribership, all NNPA

member newspapers will have a full one-year

access to the Trice Edney News Wire, which

is broken down in seven categories - lead stories,

columns, education, Black health, business/economics,

international, and lifestyles/entertainment. Some Black

columnists write for both NNPA and Trice Edney.

But the subscribership also gives access to exclusive

Trice Edney columnists, including activist Dr. E. Faye

Williams; political scientist Dr. Wilmer Leon; journalist

A. Peter Bailey; and health columnist Glenn Ellis.

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